Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ce’lia [heavenliness].

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ce’lia [heavenliness].
Mother of Faith, Hope, and Charity. She lived in the hospice called Holiness. (Spenser Faërie Queene, bk. i. 10.)   1
   Celia or Cœlia. A common poetical name for a lady or lady-love. Thus, Swift had an ode in which Strephon describes Cælia’s dressing-room.   2
“Five hours, and who can do it less in
By haughty Cælia spent in dressing.”


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